GREENSBORO, NC - The 2010 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament will feature its second annual "Mascot Night presented by Food Lion" on the final session of Friday, March 5.
Beginning at 5 p.m., the mascots from each of the 12 ACC institutions will be on hand at the Greensboro Coliseum to greet and interact with patrons, pose for photos, hand out autographed posters and bring family fun to those in attendance for Session VI (6 & 8 p.m. games) of the Tournament.
"The ACC and the Greensboro Coliseum have focused on making this particular session of the Tournament a value-packed, entertaining night of basketball and a unique opportunity for families to have fun with the most recognizable "characters" of our conference family," said ACC Associate Commissioner and Tournament Director Nora Lynn Finch.
Fans can see their favorite mascots, who begin their Friday participating in the morning news (WFMY, WXII, & WGHP) from the hours of 5 a.m. to 8 a.m., at several different locations throughout the day. Ten mascots not competing in Friday's 11 a.m. women's basketball game at the Coliseum will spend quality time at Food Lion (Palladium Shopping Center, High Point) bagging groceries and enjoying photo opportunities for customers.
The entire group of mascots will be available in FanFest, located in the Coliseum Pavilion, beginning at 4:30 p.m., while a "Meet and Greet" is scheduled for fans from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Greensboro Coliseum concourse and two special half-time performances will be delivered by the energized mascots.
Tickets for "Mascot Night presented by Food Lion" and all other sessions of the 2010 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at the Greensboro Coliseum box office. In addition, ticket books (all sessions) and individual session "Family Four packs" (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 Pepsi-Colas for $44) are also on sale.
The 2010 ACC Women's Tournament will mark the 11th consecutive year the Coliseum has played host. In 2009, the Tournament set an overall attendance record of 73,187 and welcomed four all-time single-session records.
For more information on ACC women's basketball, log onto theACC.com. Also, be sure to check out the new version of the league's "She Can Play" theme song - The Remix - on theACC.com/SheCanPlay.